Monthly Archives: December 2019

The Things We Cannot Say by Kelly Rimmer (85)

This is an unforgettable story of faith, hope, and inspiration. Yet, it is also a story of despair in the face of Nazi-occupied Poland. It is a story that will have you crying and then rejoicing. In 1942, Europe remained … Continue reading

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In Praise of Slow by Carl Honore (84)

Its hard to believe, but there is a worldwide movement that is challenging the cult of speed. It is a great improvement over our current way of living and being in this world. We live in a world of quick … Continue reading

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Folly Bistro by Bruno Huber (83)

This is a unique book about running a French Restaurant in Vancouver’s West End. One could just imagine the ambitions of the self-effacing owner. She is brought down to reality by bureaucracy, outlandish egos and chaos in the kitchen. The … Continue reading

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A Recipe for an Extraordinary Life by Emilio Jose Garcia and Samantha Kristoferson (82)

This is a wonderful book about organization, minimalism and self-care.  It is a book like no other by authors from the Waterloo, Ontario region. It is a must-read in our culture of overconsumption and over-busyness. So many of us are … Continue reading

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The Slow Fix by Carl Honore (81)

The Slow Fix: Solve Problems, Work Smarter and Live Better Carl Honore Do you feel like you’re spinning out of control and can’t seem to stop? Do you feel overwhelmed but don’t know why? If so, this book is for … Continue reading

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Follow Your Stuff by Kevin Sylvester and Michael Hlinka (80)

So few of us know what are stuff is really made of.  Many of our everyday items are made from plastic. But many others are made from other products that we would never dream of. Our cellphone, our favorite T-shirt, … Continue reading

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Backyard Dwellers by Ellen Rodger (79)

This is a fun interactive book for kids about all the different kinds of backyard animals that we may have in our midst, and how to live with them. There are wild and semi-wild animals living in our parks, backyards, … Continue reading

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Channel of Peace by Kevin Tuerff (78)

This is a spell-binding book about 9:11 and how all the planes got grounded in Gander of all places.  It is a poignant book which shows how resilient and connected Canadians are in times of tragedy and uncertainty. It is … Continue reading

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All of Me by Anne Murray with Michael Posner (77)

This is a wonderful autobiography written by Anne Murray.  She was always a singer and musician who I listened as a child. And I am SO proud to include  her among the best Canadian female singers, along with Celine Dion. … Continue reading

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Rise to the Rhythm by Joey Dowdy

Rise to The Rhythm: Awaken The Beat and Live Your Life’s Highest Capabilities By Joey L. Dowdy This is a powerful motivational book that we all need to read, especially at this time of year, as we turn the page … Continue reading

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